- Sep 20, 2022
- 35th parallel north
It was a surprise when my mother found out that she had two names. A few years ago, she told me, and I was like, whatever. Then I discover all this other stuff. She said it really hurt her because she only found out when she was starting school - "oh, your the girl who doesn't know that her name is ______." The town was settled by our ancestors, but, she didn't know that they started the school, church, and hospital. So, I kinda wonder how far it all goes, because today she says that she uses her first given name just for promotions and junkmail. I probably leaned that she had a corporation when I was almost 40. My uncle took me to a pile of lumber that he said was where my mom was born, and I'm looking at it like, who owns 16,000 acres with mineral rights and lives in a house without a foundation?